Neuromuscular Dentistry

Proudly Serving Patients in Oklahoma City, Edmond, Norman & nearby areas of Oklahoma

Neuromuscular dentistry deals with the collaborative relationships between the muscles, jaw bone, tendons, teeth, jaw joints, and gums. When there is a functional problem in any of these body parts, a condition called temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD/TMJ) is created.

The primary goal of neuromuscular dentistry is to correct these dysfunctions to achieve a proper, comfortable bite position. Essentially, Dr. Bass studies the position of the teeth and jaws when the mouth is open and closed, and applies state-of-the-art treatments to help patients reach the ideal jaw position. Call 405-622-8996 to schedule a consultation at our Oklahoma City office.

How Do I Know If Neuromuscular Dentistry Is Necessary?

Symptoms include:

  • Headaches
  • Jaw popping
  • Jaw pain
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Ringing in the ears

Dr. Bass and his Team feel that neuromuscular dentistry is an integral part of dentistry that should be considered when performing general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry exams and services.

How to go about Choosing a TMJ Dentist.

Custom TMD/TMJ Treatment

Only specially-trained neuromuscular dentists can evaluate and treat TMD/TMJ. Once an evaluation and high-tech diagnosis is performed, Dr. Bass will develop a custom plan to realign and retrain the jaw muscles and joints. Orthotic devices like the Pure Power Mouthguard can be very effective in repositioning a bad bite. In cases that do not respond to other treatment options, Dr. Bass can perform a full mouth restoration to help you get a balanced, healthy bite for the long term.

Restoring a balanced bite may even help alleviate a variety of dental problems, such as frequent cavities or tooth loss. Our TMD Team can answer all of your questions about neuromuscular dentistry.

Find out if you are a Candidate For Neuromuscular Dentistry.

For more about neuromuscular dentistry and prospective TMD treatments, please contact Terry Bass, D.D.S. online or call 405-622-8996 to schedule your personalized neuromuscular dentistry consultation at our Oklahoma City office.